Osceola, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Osceola had a population of 802 as of July 1, 2017. Osceola ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Osceola is located at latitude 41.1785 and longitude -97.55 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Osceola (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,667 feet.

The City of Osceola (GNIS ID: 2396093) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Osceola is located within South Osceola Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Osceola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Osceola, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 802
Daytime Population: Workers 688
Daytime Population: Residents 379
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,067
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 770
Population in Familes 625
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 870
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $56,798
Average Household Income $65,473
Per Capita Income $27,783


Total Housing Units 414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $101,974
Average Home Value $125,101


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.27% -1.17%
Households -1.09% -1.15%
Families -0.87% -1.34%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Osceola, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Osceola to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 150 74th
Population Density # 278 52nd
Diversity Index # 509 12th
Median Household Income # 161 72nd
Per Capita Income # 293 50th

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